Thursday, September 29, 2011

If you thought I was away, well I was! But now I'm back and with great and exotic recipes you are going to love!! Next week la cocina is getting you right back in the kitchen!
Meanwhile be sure to check out my complete End of Summer Drink Series of guest post at cooking with books! See all the great drinks for you to welcome the cold season. You are going to love them all!

 Francys' End of Summer Series!

Adult Carrot Juice
Perfect for those hot days before fall really kicks in!

Vodka Tea
Warm spice Infuse Vodka with a hint of honey and mint served over ice....perfection!

Apple Kicking Cider
 Gin and Cider, two of my favorites in one delicious cocktail!

Eggless Guava Eggnog
My moms delicious no egg ponche, you have to try it!

Enjoy! And be sure to come back next week for our exotic fruits week!

'Till next time

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Hi everybody!
Today run over to cooking with books and check out my first  ever guest post!!
I'm doing a End of Summer Drink Series every Thursday during the month of September starting today.
So go, fast go and get your end of summer drinking going!
Till next time

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sunday's Waffles

There is no better way to start a Sunday then  getting all the family together and making a delicious breakfast that satisfies all. 
And we all know nothing says Sunday breakfast or brunch like waffles do. It must be the crispy and golden outside and that delicious hot fluffy inside that drives everybody crazy.

A couple of  weeks ago my family was craving  exactly that, waffles! And even got a brand new waffle maker for the occasion.  But there was just one Mom doesn't eat eggs, so I decided to go ahead and make the best no-eggs waffles.

They were delicious! Fluffy, crispy and tasted as my nephew said "like pure cake heaven".

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 cups evaporated milk
1/3 cup soft butter,
1 teaspoon of amaretto liqueur
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a bowl mix all the dry ingredients, flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and mix.
In a separate bowl mix and stir all the wet ingredients, milk, butter, amaretto and vanilla.
Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ones while stirring until well combine.
Ladle batter into waffle iron and let cook.

Allow the waffles to  cook an extra minute so they can get a nice golden color.

This recipe turned out great, everybody loved the waffles and we even made another batch for a late afternoon "snack".

Two things to keep in mind is that they are going to be a little less crispy then regular waffles because of the lack of eggs but they still have enough crispness to get that bite and crunchy feeling you want. The other thing is that these waffles are sightly sweeter than your  basic recipe so go easy on the syrup.

In the afternoon batch  we went a little crazier and made the same recipe but modify it to make coconut milk waffles:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoons brown sugar
1  cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup soft butter

*If you want to make the recipes with eggs, just have to add two eggs to any of the recipes!

'till next time